Historical Pictorials
 
PORTAGE LAKE BRIDGE HISTORY
 
1878 - Taken from the north side of Ruppe Dock and Warehouse in Hancock. 1892 - Taken from just west of Houghton end. Note new railroad line feeding into bridge from the east bank (right side of photo), and white control shack on left (west) side of swing section. 1905 - Demolished swing section wreckage is loaded onto two barges for removal. Shack on left was power feed (via submarine cables) to controls and motors on swing turnstile. 1960 (Aerial) - This aerial photo, taken from east of bridges (looking west), shows the rebuilt 1906 bridge. Note control house built above roadway on center of swing section. Bridge construction area (Hancock side) is on right side of photo immediately above new bridge, and just above that (cluster of buildings on shore) was the Naval Reserve Training Center.
1960 (Lift) - Old bridge can clearly be seen in the photo taken from just west (looking east) on the Hancock side construction materials area.
             
           
 
Text and digital imaging by Roland Bruce Burgan, 2005. Original photos: City of Hancock Archives.
 
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